ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Reports From the States

Reports From the States
The states of Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Rajasthan have been striving hard in the last decade to get rid of their BIMARU label. They have made impressive strides in the field of health and education,...
The brazen flouting of construction norms by unscrupulous builders coupled with official apathy towards these transgressions, perhaps, led to the collapse of an 11-storey building under construction...
The displacement of the poor from the informal tenements in Chandigarh indicates that the administration prioritises the “beautiful” city over an “inclusive” city. Repeated demolitions have rendered...
With both the government and business refusing to even acknowledge the existence of the practice of bonded labour in stone quarries of Rajasthan, quarry workers in the state, it seems, are committed...
Despite an increase in allocation of local area development funds to councillors and mayors of the Corporation of Chennai over the last decade, their utilisation has dwindled. Whether this paradox...
Sustained and focused efforts have to be made by the Tamil Nadu state government to provide relief and rehabilitation to the drought affected people of the state.
Considered an island of peace in the conflict-ridden region of north-east India, the discrimination and harassment of the non-Mizos in Mizoram borders on xenophobia. Time and again, quit Mizoram...
The recent identification of chromite deposits in two districts of Manipur, Ukhrul and Chandel, has led the government to grant mining clearances disregarding constitutional provisions. While...
A detailed account from the ground of the attacks on Muslim villagers in western Assam by suspected Bodo militants, of its causes and of how efforts were put in place to quickly return the survivors...
Tribal identity in the mountainous Darjeeling area of West Bengal is being used as a tool by the state to dismantle the renewed Gorkha agitation. An analysis of the ways in which the classificatory...
Given the scale of human rights violations and miscarriage of justice in Kashmir, there is an urgent need to set up something akin to international criminal tribunal for the state. For the present...
Does the Maharashtra Housing Act, 2012, notified for implementation on 24 th February 2014, weaken the existing legal architecture available under the Maharashtra Ownership Flats Act, 1963? Or does...
Given the level of socio-economic development of the majority Meitei community and their political domination of the state of Manipur, their demand to be classified as a scheduled tribe is absurd. It...
Narendra Modi’s famed model of economic growth will only exacerbate the disasters wrought by the neoliberal economics of UPA. Far from championing him, industries and the middle class should take...
Repeated industrial accidents at the Bhushan Steel and Power Company in Odisha reveal not only the company’s brazen disregard for human life and proclivity for flouting safety norms, but also the...

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